Chris Bourke has exhibited across the country in a range of group and solo shows, as well as being featured in a number of books and magazines including, Modart, +1, Sidewalk and Inked, Concrete to Canvas: Skateboarders’ Art, Art by Tattooists: Beyond Flash, and 2014’s The Book of Hearts. His commercial work includes a wide range of skateboard art, as well as designing for clients Gravis, Volcom, MPORA, Howies, Nokia, el Jimador tequila, and album artwork for the Frank Turner album, Poetry of The Deed.
Worcester based print-maker Chris Bourke produces a beautiful range of prints from hand-made Linocuts. Using clean lines and a predominantly monochrome palette, Bourke archives a certain naive charm, built around a carefully crafted, stripped back simplicity. His prints are inspired by tattoo art and religious iconography, a pairing that works to exceptional success, centring around graphic patterns, typography and illustrative imagery, to create miniature tableaus and iconic motifs. Each of Bourke’s prints possess a unique character: due to the cutting and printing process, no two pieces are ever exactly the same, and Bourke hand finishes many of his prints with watercolour or gold leaf detailing.
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